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What We Have in Common with Slime Molds

September 7, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mechanosensation mediates decisions in aneural organism
Physarum polycephalum, an acellular slime mold, does not have a brain, but is capable of [MORE]

Safer Viral Vectors

August 3, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

George Church launches gene therapy startup to design safer viral vectors
A bioengineering team at Harvard “has developed a way to [MORE]

A Paintable Phosphorescent Bandage for Postoperative Tissue Oxygen Assessment

February 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Paintable phosphorescent bandage helps wound assessment
Photomedicine researchers at Harvard report “results of a clinical trial using a previously untried paintable [MORE]

Machine Learning the Viability of Stored Red Blood Cells

October 27, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Machine learning identifies quality of stored blood
An international research collaboration describe means to automatically assess the quality of stored red [MORE]

Medically Induced Coma vs. Suspended Animation

August 11, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Induced suspended animation
When you are sitting around the lab between major projects, give some thought to a bizarre thought: how [MORE]

Restoring Hearing Loss from a Genetic Mutation (Mice)

August 4, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Base editing for restoring hearing in mice
From Harvard researchers:  “[We] used base editing methods to treat a mouse model of [MORE]

Imaging Tumors below the Skin

June 16, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIcro OCT imagery
American and Chinese scientists have developed “a prototype device capable of imaging through tissues at resolutions down to [MORE]

Nearly 46 Million Genes in the Human Microbiome

March 31, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ratio of singleton vs. non-singleton bacteria in human microbiome
The human genome comprises about 20,000 genes, but that pales by comparison [MORE]

“Swift” Method for 3D Printing of Organs

January 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

SWIFT cardiac tissue cross section
Once again, the bioengineers at the Wyss Institute live up to their motto of “biologically inspired [MORE]

“Cyborg Organoids”

November 26, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cyborg organoid
Harvard bioengineers have created cyborg mini organoids from culturing stem cells on a flexible, stretchable electronic mesh imbedded with [MORE]

A Hydrogel Bandage

November 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Harvard hydrogel bandage
Harvard bioengineers report this: “The idea is to create a hydrogel that can cover a wound, help stop [MORE]

Editing Stem Cells in the Body

August 27, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Editing stem cells in the body
In animal studies, Harvard bioengineers loaded CRISPR gene editing sequences into adeno-associated viruses, added red [MORE]

Paper Organs, Ready to Grow

August 13, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D printing paper organs
Here’s a novel idea: create paper models of organs and tumors, complete with blood vessels, nerves and [MORE]

Automated Mammogram Reading

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mammogram showing dense and fatty breasts
It’s not uncommon for radiologists to batch mammogram images and then examine them at the [MORE]